Airport Firefighter – Whitehorse – 2018

Airport Firefighter - Whitehorse - 2018
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
May 14, 2018
Whitehorse, Canada
Job Type
May 16, 2018
29.03 - 33.43
Work Hours
As Per Rotation


This is an Anticipatory competition for future Auxiliary on-call positions

Highways and Public Works


Building Foundations

Inspiring Innovation

Exceeding Expectations

Duties and Responsibilities

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose.  Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks.  It’s a big department with many tools and hats.  Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon.  We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory.  We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

Our people are your people.

This position is responsible for undertaking aircraft fire rescue operations and ensuring the safe evacuation of passengers and crew, initiating fire suppression activities, carrying out fire prevention activities, performing routine maintenance of firefighting equipment, and carrying out other duties related to fire, health and safety, and security programs at the Erik Nielson Whitehorse International Airport (ENWIA). If you enjoy working in a team environment, understand and respect the chain of command, are available for shift work, are physically fit and dedicated to the health and safety of others, we want to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications.  Please note, selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:

Candidates should have and may be assessed on their

  • Knowledge of structural firefighting and emergency medical practices
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in emergency situations
  • Availibility to work assigned shifts
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act responsibly and apply professional judgment
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic team environment

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:

Valid Yukon Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement, Transport Canada Transportation Security Clearance (within 3 months); Restricted Radio Operator’s License and Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (within 1 month); Pass and maintain an Occupational Fitness Standard; complete the Airport Firefighter Certification program. Maintain a valid Passport. Pass and maintain firefighter medical clearance.

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